TEAM Girl Malawi

Link Education International’s TEAM Girl Malawi project works with over 5,000 10-19 year old, highly-marginalised and out-of-school girls across three districts in Malawi (Lilongwe urban, Dedza and Mchinji). In these regions there are above average rates of girls’ dropout, grade repetition, orphans and child-headed households. Dedza’s education system is overstretched due to the migration of children from Mozambique and Mchinji has a chronic lack of teachers, with almost no provision for children with special needs.

TEAM is addressing the barriers obstructing their participation in and successful completion of education, with a view to not only improving literacy and numeracy skills but also to supporting their longer-term development and securing their economic independence.


  • Delivering literacy and numeracy and life skills education through 105 Complementary Basic Education Centres, employing trained community volunteers.
  • Developing and delivering a full sexual reproductive health and rights curriculum through Girls Clubs (safe spaces for girls to interact and learn informally) to improve girls’ knowledge and understanding of these issues.
  • Promoting good safeguarding practices and building the capacity of community and district structures to support reporting and victim support of children who experience abuse.
  • Working with communities and schools/learning centres to promote girls’ education and strengthen school governance to improve knowledge and understanding and work towards gender equitable education in Malawi.
  • Offering financial literacy, vocational and micro-business training to girls who will also be supported to join village savings and loan associations to access loans for business ventures.

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*Number subject to adjustment following identification of beneficiaries